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Football: Denmark pounds North Springs 63-0, sets single-game record
Jordan Brunson
Denmark running back Jordan Brunson coasts across the goal line Friday for a 17-yard touchdown during the Danes' 63-0 win against North Springs. Photo by David Roberts

Denmark knows what kind of firepower it has on offense. 

With Division I prospects scattered across its skill positions, the Danes are expected to put up points.

But if the defense keeps playing the way it has the past couple of weeks, there's no telling how far the Danes can go.

Denmark's offense set a school record Friday for points scored in a game, the defense pitched a shutout for the second straight week, and the Danes pummeled North Springs 63-0.

"We're just taking pride in some things," Denmark coach Terry Crowder said. "As long as that keeps going on, we're going to take more pride in it. So, it just feeds itself. I don't know how good we are defensively, but we're playing pretty good right now."

The previous record was set last year in Denmark's inaugural season when the Danes topped Chestatee 61-48.

Aaron McLaughlin
Denmark (2-0) scored on nine of its 10 possessions, the only exception being an Aaron McLaughlin interception in the first quarter.

Still, McLaughlin finished 6-for-13 passing for 57 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and his night was over by halftime.

All told, the Danes piled up 374 yards of total offense despite running just 11 offensive plays in the second half because of a running clock.

Senior running back Jordan Brunson had 126 of those yards on 10 carries, scoring a 17-yard touchdown after the interception.

"We're like a three-headed monster right now, with Jordan (Brunson) and Marcus (McFarlane) and Zach Ogbogu," Crowder said. "I miss Devin (Ducille). It just killed us last week losing Devin, but we still got three that we think are pretty good."

Ducille did not play after injuring his knee last week in Denmark's opener. 

McFarlane had the longest run of the night, a physical 59-yard run, bowling over North Springs defenders on the first play of the third quarter.

The run was Denmark's third touchdown in as many offensive plays, as a 14-yard run by Ogbogu put the Danes up 42-0, and 6-yard strike from McLaughlin to Ze'Vian Capers capped a one-play drive before halftime.

Freshman running back Dee Crayton ended the night with a 10-yard touchdown.

Denmark's defense has yet to yield a point all season following a 41-0 win against Cherokee Bluff in its opener, and the Danes' defense was just as stingy against North Springs.

North Springs quarterback Santino Guadreau threw for 459 yards and four touchdowns last week against Clarkston but was just 26-of-48 passing Friday for 170 yards, with one interception.

Senior safety Matthew Cassandra had the interception for Denmark.

Denmark will host Forsyth Central Friday night at 7:30 p.m.